Winter can be a harsh time of the year for any vehicle, but when you have a shiny new sports car, you definitely want to shelter it from winter’s worst. Fortunately, you can protect your prized possession from the ice and snow with these helpful sports car storage tips for winter.
Step #1: Complete routine maintenance
It could be quite some time before you’re behind the wheel of your sports car if you’re storing it for winter, so be sure to complete routine maintenance like an oil change before you store it away for months on end.
Step #2: Find a place to store your vehicle
This step is usually pretty easy if you have a garage or shed, but can be harder if you only have a driveway. If the latter scenario applies to you, try to place it in a spot where it will be most protected from ice and snow, but don’t place it under a tree, as ice can cause tree limbs to fall right onto your car.
Step #3: Raise your sports car with jacks
The last thing you want to encounter after storing your sports car all winter is flat tires. Prevent this by raising the vehicle off the ground using jacks.
Step #4: Block any openings
Little rodents and birds might be looking for warm places to rest during winter, and the various openings on your sports car can make for a desirable venue. Prevent them from entering these spaces by blocking them during winter.
For more tips on how to store your sports car during winter, feel free to speak with the Bradshaw Chevrolet staff.
While many people prefer warm weather for leisure activities, there are still many activities that you can engage in during the winter. For example, there are many things to do in Greer this time of year, from visiting local parks to driving around the countryside. Simply hop in your car and start exploring the area this winter season.
According to Trip Advisor, one of the top places to visit in Greer, SC is Greer City Park. While the weather is a bit chilly during the winter, there are still tons of things you can do outdoors. Additionally, Pelham Mill Park is another great place to visit. Pelham Mill Park has a dog park that’s great for walking your pets, and Greer City Park is itself a historical landmark that has walking trails for adults.
Winter weather and the holidays can cause a lot of stress, and some of you may still be trying to recover from the past few months. That’s why you should visit MG’s Grand Day Spa or Salutem Organic Massage for a relaxing massage or spa day. Stay out of the cold and let the stress melt away when you have your next spa day.
Finally, check out the BMW Performance Center near Greer. Even if you don’t have a BMW, you can take professional driving courses for teens, car control, performance driving, and more. You can tour the 64,000 sq ft facility or check out the 1.7 miles of paved tracks in various configurations. This performance center is great for any car lover.
These are just some of the few places to visit in Greer during the winter. Before you go, be sure to have your vehicle serviced at Bradshaw Automotive.
Now that November is here, winter weather is right around the corner. That means now is the time to prepare before the icy weather arrives, which it will, even here in South Carolina. Here are a few tips for winter car care.
As the days get shorter, you will be using your headlights more often. Make sure all of your exterior lights are working and angled correctly. In addition, if there is snow on your car, brush off your lights before you start driving.
This fluid is immensely important in the winter as it keeps your engine from freezing. Make sure your antifreeze level isn’t low and there are no leaks.
To prevent your fuel lines from freezing or to make sure you don’t run out of gas when stuck on the side of the road, keep your gas tank as full as you can.
On cold, frosty winter mornings, you will want your heater. Make sure it and your air conditioning still work. Your A/C helps keep your windows clear of fog.
Make sure your tires have adequate tread depth. And, if you live in an area that routinely has winter weather below 45 degrees, consider switching to winter tires.
If you need any help with your winter car care, schedule a service appointment here at Bradshaw Automotive.